Ruto will lose in 2022 if he picks running mate from Central, Jubilee MP says
23 June 2016, 11:54
Nairobi - A Jubilee allied member of Parliament has told deputy President William Ruto that he will lose the 2022 presidential election if he picks his running mate from central Kenya.
Kuresoi South MP Zakayo Cheruiyot said that it will be the biggest political mistake for Ruto to pick his running mate from central Kenya because it will send a wrong message to other Kenyan tribes who will feel politically sidelined.
Cheruiyot said that a running mate from central Kenya will be the beginning of Ruto's failure. He said Ruto should be extra carefully in planning the pick of his possible running mate if he wants to win in 2022.
The MP said that Ruto should desist from propagating the notion that his running mate will come from central Kenya.
"This notion that Ruto's running mate must come from central Kenya will work against him in 2022 and it will be politically suicidal for him to pick his running mate from central Kenya is bigger than rift valley and central and Ruto should look beyond the two regions as he prepares for 2022 ,"said Cheruiyot.
"I can bet on this that Ruto will not win in 2022 should he pick a running mate from central because the rest of the country will feel agitated and will gang up against him and he should be very careful on this,"he said.
The MP called on Ruto to consider picking his running mate from western Kenya or Nyanza saying that will make his quest for the top seat easier.
"If he can pick his running mate from western or Nyanza then he can be assured that he will have a very easy ride because Raila will not be in the race ,"he said.
Political angling has already begun in central Kenya with different politicians trying to prove that they are the better placed to deputising Ruto in 2022. There has been talk that Kiambu governor William Kabogo, Devolution CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth are being viewed and groomed as possible Ruto's running mates come the 2022 general elections.
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